We have our first interview with long time Ebay Seller Jena from Jumble and Clutter, also, she’s Ryanne’s mom. We talk about how she got started, how she evolved from the early days of listing auctions on dial up to having a large fixed price store that is her full time job. Check out her Ebay store here. Check out GarageSale, the Mac software she uses to write and post her listings.
Love these lamps, but they aren’t selling on fixed price or auction. We know someone out there will want them!
Jay and Ryanne talk about what’s going on in their eBay store this week. We’ve tried another auction, rented a storage space and discuss the pros and cons of the new Best Offer program. Also, thanks to all our listeners sending emails, leaving comments and leaving ratings on iTunes!
Mikey and Wendy try to make and ship some Thrift Scores while traveling in the Northwest.
Being on the road while running an eBay store can be very challenging. Even with their store on full vacation mode, Mikey and Wendy are still dealing with returns and making sure customers are happy. Meanwhile, they’re trying to keep selling their travel finds using Flat Rate Padded Envelopes in the Northwest. “FRPE”s are a rarity at local Post Offices, as many don’t carry them and the USPS.com store limits customers to 90 per order per day. Why? We don’t know. But they are one of the best deals for shipping items everywhere in the US.
How do you find stuff to sell for $30-40? One great place is the Goodwill Warehouse Outlet.
Ryanne and Jay answer questions that have been rolling in from the blog. Where you do find valuable items? Why don’t you offer free shipping? Thanks to Don and Steve for striking up the conversation. We love feedback and conversation, so please leave comments or email us!
Some websites to look for auctions and estate sales are AuctionZip.com and EstateSales.net. You might find treasure at the nearest Goodwill Outlet Warehouse in your area. Also check your local newspapers for yard sales happening every weekend. Good Luck and Good Scavenging!
Visiting The Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in Portland, Oregon. A stunning experience for any wool nerd.
Ryanne and Jay are traveling for 12 days out west while their eBay store is still up and running on vacation mode. They talk about the pros and cons of not being able to ship while stuff is selling. Overall, it’s a great experience to be able to continue to make money while traveling.
If you aren’t one of the over 300 Million people to have watched the ‘Thift Store’ video, click the link and check it out. Produced by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a pair of independent artists, the video has gone more than viral- Thirft Store is the first independent song to hit #1 on US charts in over 20 years. Mikey and Wendy theorize that Macklemore is or has been an eBay seller. With a deep knowledge of what is valuable in thrift stores and dumpsters, is Macklemore among us on eBay? If you think you found him, link to his store in the comments!
Jay and Ryanne discuss the Pros and Cons of the eBay Global Shipping Program. We love the full tracking, shipping to Kentucky, and the seller protection. What we don’t love is potential lost sales, some of which we’ve had already. How will the Global Shipping Program pan out for sellers? Have you tried it? What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know!
We sold a lamp from our eBay store to the set designer of Mad Men. And look, there it is!
Jay and Ryanne talk about an exciting week in their eBay store. Seeing a mid-century lamp debut on Ted’s desk on Mad Men a few months after it was purchased by Mad Men set designer Claudette Didul. Also, after many years of putting everything at Fixed Price, Buy It Now, they decide to put a necklace on auction and it grosses enough to pay their mortgage for a month!
The best way to get started on eBay is to clean your closet and sell some of your own stuff.
Mikey and Ryanne discuss the long list of tips for new eBay sellers. There is a huge learning curve of stuff to avoid and remember and this podcast will explain it all from shipping to descriptions. We tell you how to follow other ebayers, where to source your items, how to avoid being a hoarder, avoiding the post office and much more!
CC-BY Photo Clothes by Akirahnu
Ryanne and Mikey discuss what is happening in their eBay worlds this week. Mikey’s bones got returned, Ryanne’s coat hanger sale goes wrong and we are now in the iTunes store. Plus an update on global shipping.